By Tom Knighton
Politics is always contentious. You may not understand why people disagree with you, but someone always will. Think about it for a moment and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a unanimous vote on any measure at almost any level of government. Even the naming of a post office has someone who will vote against it just on general principle.
But in this day and age, disagreement isn’t supposed to be inevitable. For anti-gunners, it’s something that should be mocked, ridiculed, and stigmatized.
That’s precisely what the Miami New Times is trying to do.
This past Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In those 12 months since 17 kids and teachers were slaughtered, mass-shootings have obviously not stopped, and it is still remarkably easy to obtain a gun in Florida. Numerous news outlets — including the New York Times and Miami Herald — have published gut-wrenching accounts about how America coped with gun violence since Parkland.
It’s important to tell the stories of those victims — but it’s also vital to chronicle why nothing has really changed that much in the last year. And, while Florida did enact a few meaningful gun-safety laws after …Read the Rest
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